Tuesday, October 27, 2009

listen.


its been a long time! hi! we have been incredibly busy and not with anything all that exciting, unless you consider pediatric nursing and cardiovascular physiology exciting. sadly, we kind of do.. but that is beside the point. i took some pictures of grant freaking out (ok i was too) during the ducks game saturday, but i haven't uploaded them. Maybe I'll get those up by the end of the week?? I know you are busting at the seams with anticipation, AREN'T YOU?!

In the mean time, I listened to some great episodes of This American Life while working out today and yesterday. Do you listen to this show? I used to not like it, but I must have been on crack because I'm obsessed with it now. And its on tv now too?! You can watch the show streaming from netflix, which I like to do as an excuse to sit in my rocking chair and knit. I know I'm 80 years old.. don't judge!

Anyway, a weeks ago This American Life did a two part series on the health care system. I'm sure we all have very different opinions about what is going on and how it should proceed, but I would encourage anyone with an opinion to listen to these. They do a really good job of looking at things from a different perspective and brought up a lot of issues I hadn't heard of anywhere else. It is really making me think and reconsider my position on the issue.

If you are so inclined, here are the episodes...the full episodes are on their website for you to click and listen to. If you decide you want to get the weekly podcast you can subscribe on iTunes... only thing is I can't figure out how to get past episodes that way.

Week 1: More is Less
Week 2: Someone Else's Money

Enjoy!

3 comments:

J J and j said...

Love This American Life, there are also a few episodes on the financial debacle that were very infromational. Don't you just love Ira Glass. OK you aren't the only one that is 80. Oh, you might like Radio Lab too, check it out.

J

B-Wong said...

Thanks for posting those links. I've had doubts about the over haul of health insurance especially as it related to cost, the national economy, and the national debt. It's interesting to hear a (supposedly) non-biased report on the topic.

Patty said...

Oh, man, the second hour rocked my socks! We spent a lot of last year talking about the Dartmouth Atlas and the implications of what they found out from the first hour, but I had no idea insurance companies could be so...unevil. I have never listened to This American Life before, but you may have hooked me. Fantastic!